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Thread #107605 Message #2238775
Posted By: GUEST,JJ's wife
17-Jan-08 - 05:19 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Dingle Regatta: Why 'Hey ho' etc?
Subject: RE: Folklore: Dingle Regatta: Why 'Hey ho' etc?
Yes, Joe Joyce, the People's Choice got it from the Liverpool Ceili Band and it was Eamon Coyne who started it. Joe introduced it to Boston and it became his theme tune and the Dingle Regattae was not the same when played without Joe in the room. Everyone would look around and wait for the Heigh Ho, it's off to Co. Kerry we go. Now when it is played, you can only think of Joe and smile. Played at the end of his funeral mass with the whole church clapping as they processed out. Way to go Joe. We miss ya.